Fairbanks Ice Dogs Earn 19th Consecutive Victory

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Our two big hockey teams were in action this weekend.
We'll start here at home where The Fairbanks Ice Dogs kept their winning streak alive with a pair of impressive wins over the Johnstown Tomahawks.
After shutting out the Tomahawks for a 5-0 win on Friday night, the Dogs were victorious again on Saturday, earning a 3-1 win.
The Dogs scored in each of the three periods on Saturday night while holding Johnstown scoreless until the final minute and a half.
Luke Orysiuk, Daniel Haider, and Jax Murray all lit the lamp for the Dogs while Samuel Ruffin finished the night with two assists.
Murray, Nolan Schaeffer, Hunter Wendt, and Jack Johnston all added one.
Goaltender Josh Benson earned the win in both games this weekend, stopping 36 of the 37 shots he faced between the two games.
The Dogs are now 35-5-3-2 overall this year and have won 19 games in a row.
Before we move on from the Ice Dogs, five of their players were named to the NAHLT op Prospects tournament.
Connor Chilton, Caleb Hite, Kyle Mayhew, Hunter Wendt, and Josh Benson will be representing the dogs, while Trevor Stewart will be the head coach of the Midwest Division team.
Team Captain Luke Orysiuk talks about the win on Saturday, and the amazing winning streak his team has been on.

Luke Orysiuk; Captain - Fairbanks Ice Dogs>>"We were down a couple of bodies on the back end and I just thought we did a really good job of coming together as a group and grinding out the win. I think we just didn't get too flustered offensively, and stuck to our defensive game. We shut them down as well and played a tight defensive type of game. It's a little surreal honestly. It doesn't really feel like we're winning anymore. It's been too long since we lost, almost forgotten what it feels like."